Feast of Sicily 2020
May 1-11 2020
The Topbike 2020 ‘Tour of Sicily’ will be 11 days (10 nights) fully supported, off the tourist route where possible, riding up to 105k (but not every day), starting and finishing in Cefalù.
We will take a 40/60 coastal/inland route, including a two night visit to the island of Lipari. We use an excellent combination of traditional restaurants and unique accommodation, in all locations. Group size will be limited to 13, with 3 staff.
2020 Tour Dates*
Tour of Sicily - 'Eat-Drink-Ride'
May 1-11 2020
Cefalù - Cefalù
With a Cefalù start and finish this year, we’ll be doing an anti-clockwise loop around Sicilia. We’ll be stopping over at the towns of Polizzi Generosa, Agrigento, Forza d’Agro, Milazzo and Lipari. Plenty of great coffee, gelato and many other Sicilian treats to be enjoyed en route too.
2020 Tour Price: $5950 (AUD) (per person)
[Places are limited to 13 clients in total]
Tour Start / FinishCefalù - Cefalù
Pick UpMay 1 2020 - Pickup: Cefalù Railway Station 11.00am
Drop OffMay 11 2020 - Drop off: Cefalù Railway Station, 12 noon. (drop off in Palermo also possible, after midday)
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available
Friday May 1 2020: Day 1 | Cefalù
Saturday May 2: Day 2 | Cefalù to Polizzi Generosa
Sunday May 3: Day 3 | Polizzi Generosa to Agrigento
Monday May 4: Day 4 | Agrigento to Agrigento
Tuesday May 5: Day 5 | Agrigento to Forza d’Agro
Wednesday May 6 : Day 6 | Forza d’Agro to Forza d’Agro
Savoca (Sicilian: Sàvuca) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Messina. The town, together with Forza d'Agrò, was the location for the scenes set in Corleone, of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Bar Vitelli in Savoca, which is still a functioning establishment, was featured in the motion picture as the place where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia's father to meet his daughter.
Thursday May 7: Day 7 | Forza d’Agro to Milazzo
Friday May 8: Day 8 | Milazzo to Lipari
Lipari (Sicilian: Lìpari, Latin: Lipara, Ancient Greek: Meligunis) is the largest of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the north coast of Sicily, and the name of the island's main town. It has a permanent population of 11,231; during the May–September tourist season, its population may reach up to 20,000.
Saturday May 9: Day 9 | Lipari to Lipari
Sunday May 10: Day 10 | Lipari to Cefalù
Cefalù is a city and comune in the province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70 km east from the provincial capital and 185 km west of Messina. The town, with its population of just under 15,000, is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. Despite its size, every year it attracts millions of tourists from all parts of Sicily and also, from all over Italy and Europe. In summer the population can triple, making the main streets and major roads in the country crowded. There is then a youthful atmosphere and a lively nightlife.
Monday May 11: Day 11 | Cefalù - "Arriverderci!"
- 11 days, 10 nights: all breakfast, dinners and accommodation.
- Ground transport in the Topbike air-conditioned van - back up vehicle on every ride (except the ‘Lipari loop’)
- Airport pick up and drop off in the Topbike A/C van
- Bars and drink supplements
- Topbike Cycling kit
- Topbike’s experienced guides and mechanical support.
- Topbike poetry and great dinner conversation
- (See Topbike Tours Inclusions)